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North Carolina House of Commons Resolution

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0932

This handwritten resolution requests that Governor Hawkins obtain a new map of the Cherokee border (as set by the Treaty of Holston in 1791) from General Pickens, as the previous map was destroyed in a fire. This new map would be filed in the Buncombe County Superior Court and transmitted to each Senator in Congress. The resolution is signed by William Miller, Speaker of the House, and by George Outlaw, President of the State Senate.

Dates

  • 1812 December 12

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This handwritten resolution requests that Governor Hawkins obtain a new map of the Cherokee border (as set by the Treaty of Holston in 1791) from General Pickens, as the previous map was destroyed in a fire. This new map would be filed in the Buncombe County Superior Court and transmitted to each Senator in Congress. The resolution is signed by William Miller, Speaker of the House, and by George Outlaw, President of the State Senate.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Hawkins was born on October 10, 1777 in Warren County, North Carolina, to Philemon and Lucy (Williams) Hawkins. He married Anne Boyd in 1803 and served as governor of North Carolina from December 11, 1811 to November 29, 1814 after having served several years in the General Assembly. Hawkins died on May 17, 1819 in Georgia.

Andrew Pickins was born on September 13, 1739, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to Andrew and Anne (Davis) Pickins. He fought in the Cherokee War of 1760-1761 and married Rebecca Calhoun in 1765. He fought in the Revolutionary War and was promoted to Brigadier General. Pickins served the North Carolina government in many capacities before dying in Oconee County, South Carolina on August 17, 1817.

William Miller was born in 1770. He was the Speaker of the North Carolina State House from 1812 to 1814 before becoming governor from 1814 to 1817. He married Lydia Evans in 1816, but both she and their son died young. Miller died on December 10, 1825 en route to his post as a diplomat in Guatemala.

George Outlaw was born in Bertie County, North Carolina in 1731. He served many terms in the state senate and was Speaker from 1812 to 1814. Outlaw died on August 15, 1825 in Bertie County.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480